Thira (Santorini)
Heraklion
Ferries to Crete
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Thira to Heraklion Ferry

The Thira Heraklion ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Crete and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. Anek Lines operate their crossing up to 1 times per week, SeaJets 14 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week, Minoan Lines 3 times per week & the Cyclades Fast Ferries service is available up to 4 times per week.

There are a combined 29 sailings available per week on the Thira Heraklion crossing between Cyclades Islands and Crete and with 5 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Thira to Heraklion Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Thira to Heraklion is 2h 46m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

    Thira to Heraklion is approximately 191 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Thira to Heraklion?

    5 popular ferry companies travel from Thira to Heraklion. These ferry companies are
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Thira to Heraklion?

    Book Thira to Heraklion tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Heraklion?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Thira to Heraklion with
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Thira to Heraklion?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Thira to Heraklion with the following operators
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • Can you bring dogs on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Heraklion?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • SeaJets
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Minoan Lines
  • What is the distance from Thira to Heraklion?

    Thira to Heraklion is approximately 59 nautical miles distance apart.

Thira Guide

Thira is the official name of the island of Santorini, Greece and is located in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km southeast of mainland Greece.

Thira is essentially what remained after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the current geological caldera.

With its dramatic views, stunning sunsets and beautiful beaches, it is no surprise that Thira is hugely popular with holidaymakers.


Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.


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